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forecastle deck

noun, Nautical.
a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; topgallant forecastle.
Origin of forecastle deck
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The hull was divided; the forecastle-deck was in one place, and at a distance lay part of the quarter-deck.

    The Kangaroo Hunters Anne Bowman
  • There was a patter of feet upon the ladder leading up to the forecastle-deck.

    House of Torment Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The rail extended on stanchions across the after-part of the forecastle-deck in some ships.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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